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It's that time of year again…the Great British Bake Off will soon be back on our screens!

So, feast your eyes on the delightfully quirky trailer below that Channel 4 have treated us to.

It's definitely carrying on the trend from the 2017 trailer, where an assortment of pastries belted out Paul McCartney and the Frog Chorus’s We All Stand Together.

This time around, the clip features a mix of sad-looking baked goods singing their hearts out to Christina Aguilera's Beautiful.

There is a chocolate hedgehog cake that pleads “Don’t look at me” and a burnt bake is chucked in the bin.

We're LOVING it. 

“Bake Off’s back” is the message that the trailers opens with and this time, unlike like year, the GBBO hosts and judges have put in an appearance. 

Yes – we get to see the wonderfully wacky Sandi Toksvig, Noel Fielding, Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood again. 

According to Radio Times, Channel 4 paid a reportedly staggering £75 million for three years of the show, which nabbed a cool 15 million viewers on the BBC.

Last year’s Bake Off final attracted one of the largest audiences in Channel 4’s 35-year history.

Impressive, wha?

Obviously, social media went into meltdown once the teaser was posted.

Comments ranged from impressed – ''I like the advert – quirky, calorie stuffed nonsense with a nostalgic tune. Very bonkersly British.'' to supportive – '12 nervous bakers awaiting to be announced to the world Good luck to them all. Looking forward to the next series'' to simply plain excited – ''Oh my goodness. This has made my night!''

GBBO has become a telly institution since it launched in 2010 and it has well and truly won a place in the hearts of all it's viewers.

Us included.

One person summed it all up in one tweet: ''that made me emotional I can’t believe it’s been a year already how time flies but I can’t wait for the next series.''

Roll on the end of August and Series Nine! 

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Former Great British Bake Off presenters Mel, Sue and Mary Berry look set to reunite for the first time since the show moved to Channel 4.

The trio will appear together on Mary, Mel and Sue's Big Christmas Thank You, which will air on the BBC over the festive season.

The show follows the ladies as they attempt to organises a Christmas party in the Welsh town of Rhondda Valley.

Mel and Sue will attempt to modernise the local community centre in time for the event, while Mary will be tasked with cooking up a mouth-watering festive feast.

The personalities worked together on The Great British Bake Off for seven series, with all three choosing to stay loyal to the BBC after the much-loved show was snapped up by Channel 4.

Television fans can also look forward to all the usual favourites including Mrs Brown's Boys, Strictly and the Doctor Who Christmas special.

Someone grab the RTÉ Guide – Christmas telly is officially here!

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If you're a Great British Bake-Off fan, you'll be well aware that hours before the final episode was due to air last month, Prue Leith only went and accidentally revealed the winner on Twitter.

Abroad at the time, Prue found herself momentarily confused by the time difference and recalls thinking she was late to the game, and needed to congratulate the winner pronto.

"I was in Bhutan and I didn’t have any reception for a while so when I turned on my phone – and I was actually in a hotel where there was reception – there was this mass of tweets and one of them said ‘don’t forget to congratulate the winner after 10.30′," she told Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby on This Morning.

"So I thought ‘oh, it’s past 10.30′ so I quickly tweeted… what I did… and as soon as it went out I thought ‘oh my god’ and then I went into a kind of panic mode where I couldn’t work my phone – I did not know how to delete it quickly and I couldn’t think."

Unsurprisingly, her mistake instantly went viral, with GBBO fans jokingly deriding poor Prue for her error.

And while most saw the funny side, Prue admitted that in the aftermath of her error, she felt suicidal.

"The thing that upset me most was that I thought that this would take attention off the winner and Sophie has worked for months and months for this moment – and the column inches are going to be about my tweet and not her triumph."

Poor ol' Prue. You can check out the full interview here.

 

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Well, this is an unmitigated disaster.

It seems the excitement of tonight's Great British Bake-Off final went to poor Prue Leith's head because she only went and spoiled the whole thing.

That's right, ladies, the GBBO judge took to Twitter and sent her congratulations to this year's winner… before the show aired.

Naturally, the tweet came down almost as quickly as it went up, but the damage was already done.

And Twitter is facepalming all over itself this morning.

And yes, we did see the original tweet, and no we shan't ruin it for you.

*Excuse us while we cancel our GBBO party for later.*

 

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Let's be honest, there's a typical Mighty Boosh viewer, and there's a typical Great British Bake Off viewer.

And if one were so inclined to create a Venn diagram, it's highly unlikely the two would intersect… until now, that is.

With Noel Fielding as one of the new presenters on the hugely popular baking programme, it's no surprise that Mighty Boosh fans have found themselves tuning in in order to get Old Gregg's take on a Bakewell tart.

And with the latest season of GBBO kicking off last night, Twitter was, understandably, awash with viewers desperately trying to reconcile the Mighty Boosh star they know and love with the mild-mannered presenter they saw before them.

It wasn't easy, but the great viewing public managed to come up with some pretty accurate comparisons while assessing Noel's performance alongside Paul Hollywood, Prue Leith and Sandi Toksvig.

And here are just a selection of some of the best…

1. We all have that mate.

 2. Been there.

3. He really did. 

4. Anyone noticing a pattern? 

5. Maybe he is. 

6. Ash, you've nailed it. 

7. Don't we all? 

8. Everyone did. 

9. Keep 'em coming, Noel. 

10. In fairness, like. 

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Congrats are in order for Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins – they have just landed a prime time Saturday TV show.

After all the drama with the Great British Bake Off, where both women quit the show, the duo have been confirmed as hosts of a new TV series called Let's Sing and Dance for Comic Relief.

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The ladies seem to be delighted with their new gig and Sue told The Mirror: "I'm thrilled to be co-presenting Let's Sing and Dance for Comic Relief, not least because it will finally show the world why I was voted West Penwith's Krumping Champion."

Mel added: "Since leaving the Royal Ballet twelve years ago, Mel is really looking forward to getting back on her points and showing the brave Comic Relief celebrity dancers how to split leap and ball change."

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Even after all the stress they went through with GBBO, it's good to see the ladies still have their humour!

Let’s Sing and Dance for Comic Relief will be on BBC One next year ahead of the UK's Red Nose Day.

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Just hours after it was confirmed that The Great British Bake Off would be leaving the BBC and heading to Channel 4, fans of the shows have been dealt yet another blow.

According to a report on the BBC, Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins have decided to step out of the famous, confectionary-filled tent for the last time.

After six years hosting the super popular baking competition, the two hosts made the decision to leave the programme after making their position on the situation clear.
 

"We were very shocked and saddened to learn yesterday evening that Bake Off will be moving from its home," they said.

"We made no secret of our desire for the show to remain where it was," they continued. "The BBC nurtured the show from its infancy and helped give it its distinctive warmth and charm, growing it from an audience of two million to nearly 15 at its peak."

In a puntastic statement Mary Berry would be proud of, the hosts said: "We've had the most amazing time on Bake Off, and have loved seeing it rise and rise like a pair of yeasted Latvian baps,"

"We're not going with the dough. We wish all the future bakers every success," they added.

Channel 4 have signed a three-year agreement with the programmes production company, Love Productions.

Ladies, it's the end of an era.

 

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We've no doubt there's a Mary Berry cookbook lying around somewhere in everyone's house… The woman can do no wrong when it comes to baking.

But one Twitter account is not praising her cakes, it's praising the way she eats them.

Basically, the no-context account is full of pictures from the latest series of GBBO and it's legit just snaps of Mary munching away.

This shouldn't be gas… but it so is. Here's Mary Berry Bites:

SO random, but so good.

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The Great British Bake Off will air the final instalment of this series tomorrow evening.

Of course, the episode was actually filmed several weeks ago, meaning that certain insider individuals involved in the production already know the outcome.

Now, according to claims made by bookmakers Ladbrokes, BBC employees and others with connections to the Love Productions company have been implicated in a betting scandal.

The Sun reports that just hours after the newest series hit TV screens, no fewer than 42 new accounts were opened at Ladbrokes with a total of 529 bets totaling some €13,500 being made.

The newspaper also reports that the owners of those suspect accounts have connections to both the BBC and the production company.

Speaking to Mashable, Ladbrokes said it was “wary” of foul play even before the series aired.

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“We are looking into it further. If we feel we've had the equivalent of a custard pie thrown in our faces we will think twice about whether we should bet on markets like this again in the future."

A source told The Sun that the accounts were opened using individuals real names, so their connections to the BBC could be easily traced:

"A quick Google and you can see that [some of them work] in television and have close links to the BBC and Great British Bake Off’s production company,"

According to the source, nearly all of the bets were placed on one baker, so apparently they all knew something no one else did.

Nadiya Hussain is currently favourite at 2/5, with Ian Cumming at 4/1 and Tamal Ray on 5/1.

The winner will be revealed tomorrow evening. 

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The Great British Bake Off has provided us with some incredible entertainment already, and by far one of the best parts of the show is the legend that is Mary Berry. 

The judge and baking legend herself has already sent Twitter into a meltdown this season after she apparently spoiled one week's elimination when chatting with Chris Evans on Radio 2. 

You also can't deny that her reaction faces are some of the best around. Here's some the absolute best Mary Berry reactions that you can apply to your everyday life. 

When you're 67 weeks deep in a stranger's Instagram and accidentally like a photo:

 

When your SO makes a terrible joke but you're laughing because you're a good person:

 

When it's Wednesday but it's been tough week and the presses are looking a little bare:

 

When you just wanted one Dairy Milk but it turned into something of a midnight feast:

 

When you can see someone has read your message an hour ago but they haven't responded yet:

 

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Beloved Great British Bake Off presenter Sue Perkins revealed this week that she has been living with a brain tumour.

The TV personality opened up about the tumour, which thankfully is benign but has prevented her from being able to have children, in the new issue of Good Housekeeping. 

"I’m lucky that it’s benign so it’s not in itself a worrying thing," Sue said of the growth, discovered eight years ago during a health check-up during filming for another TV show.

"Sometimes it’s big and makes me mad, and sometimes it’s small and is in the background. Sometimes it screws up my hormones. I have various tests now to make sure the side effects aren’t too onerous."

Back in 2007, Sue was filming a show called The Supersizers in which she ate foods from different eras, with doctors conducting tests to see how they affected her body. Luckily this meant the tumour was discovered in good time, as the 45-year-old confesses she had been neglecting her healthy in many other ways.

"I was at a point where I was spending so much of my life doing TV that I only found out about my real life through a television procedure. I didn’t have the time to go to the doctor in real life," she admits.

And while the growth on Sue pituitary gland is not life-threatening, the fact that it has affected the production of various reproductive hormones and in turn her fertility has not been easy to digest. Sue admits that it became particularly tough to cope with when her Bake Off co-star Mel Giedroyc became pregnant for the first time.

"When she [Mel] had her first child I thought: this is an experience I won’t have or share. You’ve gone somewhere I can’t go. You think it is going to destroy something, but actually it hasn’t destroyed anything – we have very different lives and different experiences now."

Sue and Mel's friendship spans 27 years. The pair meeting for the first time while studying at Cambridge University and went on to star in the comedy troupe Footlights together.

"I don't know if I would have gone on to have children," Sue admits. "But as soon as someone says you can't have something, you want it more than anything."

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He was controversially denied the coveted Star Baker title – despite constructing an INCREDIBLE lion entirely from bread.

However, Great British Bake Off's Paul Jagger, 49, has at least achieved another great honour: he's sparked waves of online memes and tributes which affectionately nod to his delicious show-stopper. 

The prison worker's feline was created using a white bread head, a wholemeal tail, and a body filled with figs and walnuts.

Even the notoriously grumpy Paul Hollywood couldn't help but be blown away: the judge declared the lion to be "one of the best things I've seen in bread – ever!"

Mr Jagger was subsequently given a "special commendation," – with GBBO presenter Sue Perkins explaining that the honour was being bestowed because Mr Hollywood "has never ever in his life seen a bread sculpture as magnificent as that one".

Still, Paul was ultimately pipped to the Star Baker post by rival Ian Cumming – a decision which caused countless viewers to take to the likes of Twitter to vent their frustration. 

With a full six days to go until next week's episode, and in order to pay our respects to Paul's magnificent lion, SHEmazing! has decided to round up the very best online responses to the great Great British Bake Off lion…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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